English mezzo-soprano Katie Bray plays the title role in Griselda

SATURDAY 12  Griselda Town Hall Theatre, Galway, and on tour It never rains but it pours. Vivaldi has had a centuries-long wait for a performan(...)

Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean will make his performing debut with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Monkstown. Photograph: Keith Wiseman

Wednesday, September 11th ICO/Brett Dean Monkstown Parish Church irishchamberorchestra.com Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean makes his (...)

Nicole Lizée: clearly a woman with a fascination for film

The festival season starts in earnest every year in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend. And all the major musical festivals have divulged deta(...)

Fiachra Garvey, right, rehearsing at home in Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SUNDAY 27 Bach to Beethoven NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 3pm €17.50 nch.ie Cellist Gerald Peregrine and pianist Fiachra Garvey are presenti(...)

Fiachra Garvey rehearsing at home in Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow with his sheep dog Luas. He set up the West Wicklow Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sunday, May 13 Benjamin Appl  NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 3pm 15 nch.ie On the evidence of the number of concerts he has been giving he(...)

Magdalena Kozena showed a  natural ease of production and expression

This is already an annus mirabilis for the work of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) in Ireland. The appearance of his music at the sta(...)

Czech mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozená is the soloist with Le Concert d’Astrée at the NCH on Thursday

  Piano Gourmand Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway, Sunday February 4th, 3pm & 4.30pm, €20/€18/€6 per concert, €30/€27/€10 for both mu(...)

“Nathalia Milstein made plenty of sound, but her personal voice doesn’t yet seem capable of carrying the full import.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there is one thing Nathalia Milstein, winner of last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition, is not lacking, it is guts. For the competitio(...)